I am based in Sydney, but also travel worldwide.
My aim is to be in the moment and capture love stories artfully and intentionally. Preserving emotions & focusing on the mood and feel.
You can check out more about my why here.
How many types of wedding photography out there? Just like any wedding, you started to dream up your best day from the inspirations or experiences. Whether it’s intimate backyard nuptial, or chic New York rooftop ceremony, the world is your oyster. Which means there are also many different wedding photography styles for you to choose from but sadly we usually pick one for that special day.
You might have some questions when finding wedding photographers: What should I do if I have never work with any photographers before? What do I do with the timeline? What if my wedding is not stylish enough to be photographed? What if we are too awkward to be photographed? What kind of wedding photographer suits me and create the magic that I’ve dreamed for? Wedding planning is stressful, and finding a right wedding photographer isn’t much easier, either. Trust me, I have been there. I was that anxious bride clicking thought blog posts after posts to find the right wedding photographer who matched my vision and vibe. So here are some tips for you to save your time and stress.
You probably have known that there are so many amazing wedding photographers out there since your wedding planning begun– but first, you need to understand what and why you love when you came across a wedding photograph. There are many wedding blogs like Together Journal, Hello May and the Lane to dazzle you with amazing inspirations. But at the end of day, you are the key elements in your story and having an adequate photographer to tell your wedding story is crucial. Because the photographer you choose should be able to capture your personality and reflect the feeling of your unique day.
It’s important to get some clarity with a few different styles of wedding photography just so you have a roughly idea about where these all about. You can easily find the photography styles with certain kiy words:
If you have had a quick look at my editorial galley, you can see my photography style has a little bit whimsical quality. Growing up obsessing with picture books, comics and movies, it’s not difficult to see my work is a form of an escapism. I love how conceptual and unique that fashion editorials reveals, and that inspired me with how my edit my photos today. My approach is to tell the stories with natural moments with painterly tones plus some cinematic vibes to add a little drama.
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to finding your wedding style. But we are all visual creatures. You know it when you see it. My tip is search the photography styles with the key words above, then look through the photos that you feel most.
Remember, your wedding doesn’t have to be “editorial” enough to be captured. It’s a style of storytelling, doesn’t matter what style/size of your wedding is. If these images made you feel and love, then this is perfect for you.
Finally, I wish you find your perfect wedding photographer that aligns with your dream day. And if you haven’t checked out my galleries, you can have a look here.
Aka Innes is a Sydney based wedding & Editorial photographer, capturing wedding memories for free-spirited, adventurous couples in Australia and worldwide.